Turn Questions into Keywords

Created by Taylor Harper , Shannon Roux , Doug Worsham

Develop your research questions into keywords before you search. Think about your topic from a variety of perspectives to generate a big list of keywords.

Give it a try

First, identify the core concepts in one of your research questions. Then, generate multiple synonyms and alternative phrasings for each core concept.

Need some more help?

Watch this quick video on crafting a savvy search strategy for more ideas on generating keywords for search:

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Taylor Harper , Shannon Roux , Doug Worsham


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